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  1. No. 7 Wichita State outclasses No. 2 Kansas, earns second Sweet 16 appearance in three years

    Mar 22, 2015, 7:49 PM EDT

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    Wichita State was the tougher team and they received contributions from a number of players in Omaha.

  2. Fred Van Vleet scores 27, No. 7 Wichita State advances

    Mar 20, 2015, 5:27 PM EDT

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    The Shockers will advance to play No. 2 Kansas.

  3. Freshmen Tyus Jones, Melo Trimble among finalists for Bob Cousy Award

    Feb 20, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT

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    Six seniors, including Arizona’s T.J. McConnell and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos are also on the list.

  4. New Year’s Resolutions: Wichita State Shockers

    Dec 30, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The Wichita State Shockers have some work to do to come close to last year’s level.

  5. Wichita State’s offensive struggles highlighted by come-from-behind win vs. Alabama

    Dec 17, 2014, 11:16 AM EDT

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    The Shockers miss Cleanthony Early, but how much will this hurt them in the long-term?

  6. No. 11 Wichita State rallies from 11 down to beat Alabama thanks to Van Vleet (VIDEO)

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

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    Wichita State found a way to win in a thrilling home game against Alabama.

  7. If you’re worried about Wichita State after loss to Utah, you’re being silly

    Dec 4, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

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    The Shockers are going to be just fine this season.

  8. No. 8 Wichita State’s 35-game regular season win streak comes to an end

    Dec 4, 2014, 2:38 AM EDT

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    Utah was able to make things uncomfortable for the Shockers with their defense, as the Shockers managed just eight assists on 24 made field goals.

  9. 2014-15 Season Preview: Ten of college basketball’s most important players

    Nov 7, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    Arizona's Gabe York and T.J. McConnell (AP Photo)

    The most important player to a team isn’t always the most talented. Here are ten players who will be critical to their team’s national title hopes.

  10. Fred Van Vleet wants to sustain Wichita State’s elite production

    Nov 4, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Fred Van Vleet and Wichita State are focused on maintaining an elite two-year run.

  11. 2014-15 Season Preview: How does Wichita State follow its two-year stretch?

    Nov 4, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Can the Shockers make national waves for the third consecutive season?

  12. 2014-15 Season Preview: Marcus Paige, Fred Van Vleet among the best lead guards

    Oct 27, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

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    There are plenty of intriguing lead guards in college hoops this season.

  13. Top 25 Countdown: No. 12 Wichita State

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT

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    The Shockers went to the Final Four in 2013 and undefeated in 2014. What is next for them?

  14. Wichita State’s Fred Van Vleet on giving back to community: ‘Kids only listen to what they see now’

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Van Vleet has been attending speaking engagements this offseason, trying to give back to the youth.

  15. Weight room providing valuable lessons for Wichita State newcomers

    Sep 21, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

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    The Shockers won’t lack for capable leaders this season, and their newcomers have followed the lead of those veterans in the weight room.

  16. Blue Ribbon releases their Preseason First Team All-Americans

    Aug 25, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

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    This group will be anything but a consensus.

  17. What would Team USA look like if it only used college players?

    Aug 5, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

    Marcus Paige (Getty Images)

    There has been a lot of talk about the future of Team USA after Paul George’s injury. What would it look like with just college guys?

  18. How can Wichita State build on the two best years in program history?

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Wichita State is coming off of a Final Four and an undefeated regular season. What happens if they can’t match that success again?

  19. Fred Van Vleet speaks at his high school’s graduation (VIDEO)

    Jun 9, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Fred Van Vleet is one of the most impressive young men you’ll come across in this business.

  20. Doug McDermott, Russ Smith among Naismith semifinalists

    Feb 28, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

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    One day after the USBWA announced its fifteen finalists for the Oscar Robertson Award the Atlanta Tipoff Club released its list of ten semifinalists for the Naismith Award. Among the ten players on the list are seniors Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Russ Smith (Louisville), along with highly regarded freshmen such as Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Jabari…

  21. Ron Baker scores 26 as No. 4 Wichita State moves to 27-0

    Feb 16, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

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    When it comes to the national title chances of No. 4 Wichita State, many detractors rush to point out the fact that they play in a Missouri Valley Conference that isn’t as strong as it’s been in years past. While there may be some truth to that, with No. 18 Creighton’s move to the Big…

  22. Wichita State takes down Southern Illinois, improves to 26-0

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

    Tekele Cotton

    Tuesday night wasn’t the best performance from No. 4 Wichita State. But like the previous 25 games it ended with a Shockers victory. Wichita State trailed Southern Illinois by one at halftime, allowed too much dribble penetration on defense, shot 2-for-14 from beyond the arc in the first half and got a bad outing from…

  23. No. 4 Wichita State ramps up defensive effort after slow start

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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    For the fourth-ranked Wichita State Shockers, Saturday’s game against Evansville represented a stiffer test than some may have realized. Marty Simmons’ Purple Aces beat the Shockers twice last season, and despite the graduation of Colt Ryan (he scored 29 in the win at Wichita State) Evansville had another capable scoring guard in D.J. Balentine. Balentine…